Design and optimization of a volume-phase holographic grating for simultaneous use with red, green, and blue light using unpolarized light

Adoum H. Mahamat, Frank A. Narducci, James T Schwiegerling

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Volume-phase holographic (VPH) gratings have been designed for use in many areas of science and technology, such as optical communication, optical imaging, and astronomy. In this paper, the design of a volume-phase holographic grating, simultaneously optimized to operate in the red, green, and blue wavelengths, is presented along with a study of its fabrication tolerances. The grating is optimized to produce 98% efficiency at λ = 532 nm and at least 75% efficiency in the region between 400 and 700 nm, when the incident light is unpolarized. The optimization is done for recording in dichromated gelatin with a thickness of 12 μm, an average refractive index of 1.5, and a refractive index modulation of 0.022.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1618-1624
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Optics
Volume55
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Design and optimization of a volume-phase holographic grating for simultaneous use with red, green, and blue light using unpolarized light. / Mahamat, Adoum H.; Narducci, Frank A.; Schwiegerling, James T.

In: Applied Optics, Vol. 55, No. 7, 01.03.2016, p. 1618-1624.

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